A Theoretical Hierarchy of Development –courtesy of www.crossfit.com
A theoretical hierarchy exists for the development of an athlete. It starts with nutrition and moves to metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, and finally sport. We don’t deliberately order these components but nature will. If you have a deficiency at any level of “the pyramid” the components above will suffer.
Notice that NUTRITION is the base for any fitness program. No matter how hard you workout or how many extra hours a day you workout, if your nutrition is lacking, you will never see the gains you are hoping for. Work to build a strong base by improving your nutrition and the rest will follow.
What Should I Eat
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar”
The CrossFit dietary prescription is as follows:
• Protein should be lean and varied and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
• Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load.
• Fat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.